Hello Northerners and friends…
Saturday training continues as normal.
From Saturday February 20 the following conditions will apply:
Contact tracing via QR scanning will continue. Prior loading of a QR scanning app on your phone will help us move through this process efficiently.
Please remember to bring your membership card with you to register for your class and please wear it in class. If you haven’t received your ’21 card bring your ’20 card.
Masks are no longer mandatory outdoors with 1.5M distancing, but please consider having one on hand.
Social distancing will be observed.
Hand sanitizer will be available
Access to the clubhouse and compound will be limited to necessary committee only. Please bring your own water, dogs will be catered for.
We will sell Royal Canin and equipment. Plastic transactions only with minimum handling and contact.
Members from last year
A reminder for returning members. If you have not updated your status, you can renew your membership via the club website here https://gsdcv.org.au/about/membership/membership-renewal/
Please note that our focus will be with new members joining the club unless you have no access to the internet whereby you can renew in person at Northern. Please arrive early to do that.
New members
For new members signing up: You can arrive from 1.00pm on wards. The earlier the better. You will need your dog’s vaccination certificate, treats ( chicken, cheese, sausage are good for the moment, bring plenty ) collar and lead and squeaky toy. Payment by plastic only.
Parking
With works currently in progress on the southern side of the park, spaces in Curtain Street are limited, the area to the north of the clubhouse is available. For new members, enter the park through the main gates, follow the road towards the golf course, then take the second turn to the left which is Waters Way. There is a sign on that corner.

 

Snakes are active.  Think twice about walking along bush tracks, along creeks and rivers, through grassland and paddocks. Not worth the risk.

https://www.gsdcouncilaustralia.org/gsdcacontent/uploads/2015/04/Stings-Bites-and-Ticks.pdf

Grass seeds. Grasses are now drying out with seeds ready to drop. Walking through paddocks, reserves, walking tracks etc. is where your dog can pick these nuisances up. Long coat or stock coat are both at risk. Give your mate a

good check up after a walk, between toes, under arms and ears are good spots. Seeds are bad news for dogs and can cause serious problems.

https://www.mypetwarehouse.com.au/my-pet-blog/pet-care/general/the-dangers-of-grass-seeds-to-dogs-and-cats ( a general overview )

Heat stress especially for puppies can be a silent enemy. A very good article from the Quarterly National Review

https://www.gsdcouncilaustralia.org/gsdcacontent/uploads/2015/03/07-GSDCA_Autumn_2015.pdf ( navigate to pp44 )

Make sure your dog has plenty of shade available and lots of fresh water which may mean multiple and stable water containers for active puppies.

 

Stay safe.

Terry and the Committee.

Please call Terry on 0439 003468 or email terrytaukus3@optusnet.com.au if you have any questions

 

For new member inquiries, please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

 

The Northern Branch is the only metropolitan venue of the GSDCV to train on Saturday afternoons. This gives members from other Branches the flexibility of an alternative site when the situation demands a different day. We have a group of very experienced instructors who can give guidance in general obedience for nine week old puppies through to older mature dogs, obedience trialing, Rally O, tracking and endurance.

Thinking of giving conformation shows a crack? We can help there too. Also handy for members haling from  other Branches….you do not have to miss a class!

Training times areObedience classes commence at 2.00pm, With regard to show training, we are not currently conducting classes.

We do encourage members to arrive about 30 mins prior to take advantage of the socialisation that occurs before classes.

If you have questions regarding the training of puppies and older dogs, purchasing a puppy or a membership inquiry, please call our Chief Instructor Terry Taukus on 0439 003468 or terrytaukus3@optusnet.com.au

Please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered.Thank you for your co-operation.

What Can You Do and Learn?

Training is fun, and your dog is rewarded throughout the training session.
Rewards can be food, a favourite toy or object or verbal praise. Make sure you bring any or all of them each week.
Training your dog involves learning all of the following then you will have a well behaved dog.
• Socialising with other dogs
• Focus and Watch Me
• Sit, Drop and Stand
• Recall (come back when called!)
• Walking calmly and Heeling
• Praise and Play
• Leave
• Problem Solving
• Meet other like minded GSD owners and their dogs and puppies